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Ooooooooobleck

Thanks to a book ‘Bartholomew And The Oobleck’ by Dr Seuss, the word oobleck was coined and used loosely today by educators, who use this term to teach matter. Oobleck is a cross between solid and liquid, and when different pressure is applied, the texture and consistency change accordingly. My students always enjoy this activity, as it’s a chance for them to be messy. Some joked that the oobleck doubles up as a punching bag for them to vent their stress. Again, I love how my student did his experimental set up log sheet on his own accord. The idiom ‘Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime’ is so apt. I’ve taught him once at the beginning of the year and he could remember what I taught. That’s real teaching!!! 

By Shirleen

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